J. J. L. Pretorius 20 January - 17 October 1969

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The journal documents J. J. L. Pretorius field work as part of the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, January 20 - October 17, 1969. Entries are dated and describe travel details (campsites), specimens collected (types, totals per day, percentages), collecting methods (type), temperatures, relative humidity (7am, 7pm), weather, habitat, collecting locations (including distance from locations), specimens collected (type and quantity), terrain, and campsites. Sometimes topics are broken out under headings in entries, i.e. habitat, weather, temperature.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 20, 1969

End Date

Oct 17, 1969

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.




South Africa


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-444

Collection name

Division of Mammals, Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, 1961 - 1972

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals